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Las Vegas: It’s Not Just Gambling

Sin City has a lot more to entice visitors than just slot machines and roulette wheels. For non-gamblers, Las Vegas is still a strong bet for a getaway and offers something for everyone. Take a look at some of our non-gambling picks for ways to stay busy and have fun in Las Vegas!

There’s no lack of things to see on the Strip, and wandering through variously-themed hotels is an activity in itself. Take in the fountains at the Bellagio, which dance to music every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. onwards, and every 30 minutes during the afternoons. Ascend the half-scale model of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas for a breathtaking 500 foot-high view both day and night. Take a romantic ride on a gondola at the Venetian hotel where the boats glide through the canals running under bridges and right by shops and cafes.

Have you stopped to watch the Bellagio fountains?

Plan a visit to Circus Circus, known for its indoor amusement park and arcade games, which adults will enjoy as much as children. The Stratosphere, which is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the U.S. provides spectacular views of Las Vegas and while there, treat yourself to dinner at Top of the World. This restaurant sits on top of the Stratosphere and revolves 360 degrees to provide panoramic views of the city.

Would you like to eat dinner at the top of the Stratosphere?

Vegas also has countless shows taking place every night, including comedy shows, concerts, dance performances, magic shows and acrobatics. Don’t miss one of the several performances of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, LOVE, Ka, and O. The combination of acrobatics, dance and visual effects is amazing and Cirque du Soleil O not only has acrobats, but also synchronized swimmers, divers and characters performing in, on, and above water.

If you have time during your stay to venture downtown, check out the Fremont Street Experience. The historic street is home to the largest LED screen in the world in the form of a giant canopy over an air conditioned pedestrian walkway. Visitors can watch a stunning display every night on the hour, and the light show is usually accompanied by music and other live performances.

While you’re downtown, don’t forget to check out the Neon Museum located at the east end of Fremont Street. This immense and brilliant collection of Las Vegas neon signs dates from the early days of Las Vegas casinos in the 1940s to the present day.

Nature lovers will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – just 15 miles west of Las Vegas. Red Rock Canyon is great for mountain climbers and also features miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. You can also enjoy a Paddlewheel cruise at Lake Mead. Make sure to have your camera ready and capture magnificent panoramic landscapes and the Hoover Dam.

View of the Hoover Dam

Whatever your pleasure, Las Vegas hits the jackpot when it comes to hotels, attractions, and restaurants. Are you all-in? Check out our current Las Vegas offers.

Written by Jen Levey

Tags: Bellagio, Circus Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Fremont Street, gambling, Hoover Dam, Hotel Paris Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Las Vegas, Neon Museum, Red Rock Canyon, sin city, The Venetian

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